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 2016 IT Procurement Reform Solutions

NASPO endorses five key areas of IT procurement reform:

1. Remove unlimited liability clauses in state terms and conditions
2. Introduce more flexible terms and conditions
3. Remove required performance bonds from vendors on information technology projects
4. Leverage enterprise architecture for improved IT procurement
5. Improve the negotiations process

This is an endorsement of recommendations made by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO).   Go here to read the press release and download the 2016 IT Procurement Reform Solutions

 Authority and Centralization  Best Practices Matrix

As many states grapple with the best ways to modernize and update their purchasing systems, the National Association of State Procurement Officials has released s even principles of state purchasing related to authority and centralization to establish a framework that individual states can follow to create efficient, modern and cost-effective purchasing processes.  These research supported best practices designed to help state officials who are considering procurement reform.  Download the Authority and Centralization Best Practices Matrix here.

 Trans Pacific Partnership  Agreement

The  Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement is set to move to the US Congress for an up or down vote in 2016. This agreement contains an extensive government procurement section which is designed to further fair and open competition in all countries under the agreement making way for US vendors to gain better access into these foreign markets. Anticipating questions from state leaders as the vote gets media attention, the TPP Research Brief gives an overview of the government procurement language and provides information about the impact to state procurement under the agreement. Download the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement Research Brief here. 
NASPO News
New Procurement U Course Available: Introduction to Requests for Proposals

New Procurement U Course Available: Introduction to Requests for Proposals

The purpose of this course is to define Request for Proposals and explain the complete process for using them in public procurement.
Published On: Wednesday, May 18, 2016/Author: Matt Oyer

Tennessee's Procurement for Marketing and Advertising Sets a New Standard

Op-Ed by Executive Director, DeLaine Bender published in Route Fifty

Earlier this week, Route Fifty published another Op-Ed by NASPO Executive Director, DeLaine Bender titled "Tennessee's Procurement for Marketing and Advertising Sets a New Standard." 
Published On: Wednesday, May 18, 2016/Author: Kristy Howard
New Procurement U Course Available: 202: Market Research Strategies

New Procurement U Course Available: 202: Market Research Strategies

The purpose of this course is to analyze market research by exploring an acquisition plan, a market research cycle,spend analysis, and total cost of ownership. 
Published On: Thursday, May 12, 2016/Author: Matt Oyer
NCMA interviews NASPO member, Roz Ingram, Chief Procurement Officer for the State of Florida

NCMA interviews NASPO member, Roz Ingram, Chief Procurement Officer for the State of Florida

National Contract Management Magazine does a State and Local Contracting Profile on Roz Ingram, Chief Procurement Officer of the State of Florida, to discuss procurement within a major state purchasing agency, as well as the importance of training and networking to state and local contracting officials.
Published On: Monday, April 25, 2016/Author: Kristy Howard
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